Michael Owen gives Premier League predictions in Man Utd and Liverpool matches

Michael Owen has given his Premier League predictions for the weekend, with Manchester United and Liverpool expect to take wins.

The forward spent eight seasons at Anfield, scoring nearly 160 goals before moving their rivals for a three-season spell.

And the side where his career started are looking to get back to winning ways they host leaders Leicester.

While the Old Trafford team will look to secure a first home league win of the season over promoted side West Brom.

And Owen believes this will be achieved by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, who sit 14th in the Premier League table.

Speaking to BetVictor on United’s game, the 40-year-old said: “West Brom come into this after a string of poor results. Aside from putting three past Chelsea, they haven’t looked great at the back and have been equally poor going forward.

“United have still to find their rhythm and they must find a way to get their best players all on the pitch at the same time, which is obviously easier said than done.

“You can’t keep Pogba on the bench, and if he can’t secure a regular place in the side soon, he may have to consider his options.

“For all United are inconsistent, they are up against a side that are really struggling, and I expect them to win this comfortably.”

While the Reds legend believes Jurgen Klopp’s side will be able to overcome their injury woes against the Foxes.

Owen added: “As we all know, Liverpool come into this with a few key players missing. One huge positive that has come from this is the emergence of Diogo Jota.

“He’s been in incredible form and will have the platform to play a huge role here again. The Reds are a bit light in midfield but Klopp still has options, so the team should be strong enough.

“As for Leicester, they have a good side with their main threat being on the counter-attack. That will be where Liverpool will be concerned the most, but Leicester have injuries of their own.

“I’m expecting an open match, and I think Liverpool will win with both teams scoring.”

Premier League Predictions

Newcastle 1-2 Chelsea

Aston Villa 1-1 Brighton

Burnley 0-0 Crystal Palace

Fulham 1-3 Everton

Liverpool 3-1 Leicester

Man Utd 2-0 West Brom

Wolves 1-1 Southampton

Tottenham 1-2 Man City

Sheffield United 1-1 West Ham

Leeds 1-2 Arsenal

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